Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spicy Tongue

Address: 214A Little Bourke Street, CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Phone: 03 9663 9866

Opening Hours: SUN - WED (11:30 AM - 3 PM; 4:30 PM - 10: 30 PM)
                THU - FRI (11: 30 AM - 3 PM; 4: 30 PM - 11 PM)

Staff: Friendly & Helpful

Crushing On: Pork Xiao Long Bao, Bei Jing Duck

Crush Level: Food (3.5/5), Service (4/5), Ambiance (3.5/5)

Date of Visit: 04/05/2016

Stumbled upon Spicy Tongue when I was suffering from chronic hunger. As I saw quite a lot of people were enjoying their food inside, I decided to enter the restaurant.

Thankfully, they do not employ grumpy staffs like most authentic Chinese restaurants do. In fact, the staffs were friendly and helpful.


Bei Jing Duck ($28.80)
Fluffy and crisp duck meat paired with adorable fluffy steamed buns, and a sweet, savoury sauce. Love it!

Sheng Jian Bao ($9.80)
It had a spot on seasoning, but not so much soup and crisp.

Pan Fried Pork Dumpling ($10.80)
Soft crispy skin combined with tender and well-flavoured meat. Sadly, it was super greasy.

Pork Xiao Long Bao ($10.50)
It was one of the highlights of the meal. The soup was rich and savoury, and the meat and the skin were spot on.

Although Spicy Tongue does not offer one of the best Chinese food out there , it still offers enjoyable dumplings. Moreover, the staffs were nice and professional.

*Nona Tukang Makan is not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review. 

Spicy Tongue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rice Paper Scissors, CBD

Address: 19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia

Phone: 03 9663 9890

Opening Hours: Lunch (12 PM-3 PM), Dinner (5:30 PM, Bar - 6 PM till late)

Staff: Attentive

Food Price: AUS$12-14

Crushing On: BBQ Lamb Ribs

Crush Level: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Ambiance (3.5/5)

Date of Visit: 29/04/2016

I’ve made a plan to visit this fusion tapas restaurant since last year but did not have a chance to do it. Luckily, I stumbled upon the busy restaurant just when the sky expected me to hide under the umbrella.

Although the restaurant was super packed both inside and outside, the staff managed to find a quiet spot for me at the back of the restaurant, where I could relax and took a sneak on the kitchen activities.

To make things better, the food and drink did not take forever to come out.

Pear Bellini ($13)
A refreshment that would clear up your mind.

BBQ Lamb Ribs ($14)
It was fall off the bone tender, succulent, and juicy. Every bite of it revealed a savoury sweetness, combined with some crisp and excellence! Once your mouth meets the sensation, it will end up wanting more.

Prawn Dumplings ($12)
Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings 2

Prawn Dumplings 2

The dumplings got some heat kick on them. As my tongue could not tolerate the heat, I did not finish it. Nevertheless, it was toothsome.

Just when I felt that my stomach was starting to bulge out, one of the lovely staffs asked me if I wanted to get a dessert. Being a foodie I am, I could not reject her offer, despite hesitating for a few seconds.

Mum, I Dropped My Ice Cream ($12)
I Dropped My Ice Cream

I Dropped My Ice Cream

If I dropped my ice cream and ended up inventing such delish treat, I would call myself a genius. Talk about the creamy sweetness, crunch, and the shy tanginess.

I’m super glad that I finally got to try this awesome restaurant. Rice Paper Scissors offers quality food, quality service, and comfy interior. It doesn’t matter whether you just want a quick lunch or a bonding session with your relatives, you should check this place out.

*Nona Tukang Makan was not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review.

Rice Paper Scissors Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Corner and Bench

Address: 408 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 9602 4777

Opening Hours: MON-FRI (7:30 AM - 3:45 PM), SAT (9 AM - 2 PM)

Staff: Approachable

Crushing On: Three Amigos

Crush Level: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Ambiance (4/5)

Date of Visit: 19/04/2016

Corner and Bench is a minimalist and relaxingly set cafĂ© located on the corner of Bourke Street x Hardware Lane.  I would totally recommend this place for first dates, or if you want to complete any tasks in quiet while enjoying some good coffees.

I opted for the Three Amigos ($13). It was a tad salty for my preference, but still enjoyable. The tortilla was super soft and the beef was appropriately tender. It was slicked up by the tangy flavour and a hint of fiery taste. Not forgetting the sweet yet crunchy corns.


While the food was enjoyable, it was not out of this world (or awesome). BUT! I will come back for the other menus and the soothing interior.

*Nona Tukang Makan is not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review.

Corner & Bench Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato